Located in the Hutt Valley NZ, Footpath Productions was initially established in 2006 as Footpath Films by Writer-Producer Barry Carter [cv] for the production of his first short, Prey, which screened at the 2008 Big Mountain Film Festival. Since 2006 Barry has produced three other short films as well as various other video projects such as performance videos a couple of documentaries and other video projects. The name change to Footpath Productions came in 2015 to better describe the types of projects being produced. Barry has written two feature script adaptations, the latest of which (Chinthe Road) is currently in development. The story is based on the true event of two children who were separated from their parents during the 1942 Japanese invasion of Burma (Myanmar).
ANECDOTE: Barry is also a qualified recording engineer and remembers once working as an assistant recording engineer in Salt Lake City, Utah in the 1990s, at L A East Studios, who had an old church into a studio where they recorded orchestral film and TV scores, as well as ‘news stingers’, and local acts. Recalling his most memorable session Barry remembers recording the soundtrack for an episode of the TV series Touched by an Angel, during which he had the ‘once in a lifetime’ privilege of meeting legends B B King, Dr. John, Al Jarreau, and trumpeter Al Hirt, not to forget of course gospel/jazz diva Della Reese who hosted the series. After one of the takes with Dr. John, ‘Doc’ asked Della, “Was that alright?” to which she replied, “That was so funky we had to open the windas”, which of course there weren’t any. Also, while setting up the mics on the drum kit, B B walked up to him and extended his hand saying, “Hi, I’m B B.” Barry still hasn’t washed the hand.